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Glasgow City 3 Hibernian 0
Glasgow City completed the double when lifting the Henson Project Scottish Cup, following a
3-0 win over Hibernian at Toryglen.
City almost took the lead in the opening seconds with Shannon Lynn saving well from Christie Murray and Jo Love shooting over after a good City move. Love had another chance with a header, getting on the end of a good ball from Leanne Ross, but Lynn held well.
Hibs' first chance came from a corner on ten minutes, but a tame shot at the back post was dealt with easily by Christie Murray.
Seconds later and City went 1-0 up. Lisa Evans skipped past three Hibernian defenders before cutting the ball back to Murray who fired into the back of the net.
Evans had a chance of her own soon after following good link up play between Love and Murray, but shot straight at Lynn. Kat Lindner was almost through moments later, but Lynn just got to the ball first. Laura Kennedy had Hibs first real sight of goal, but Laura Williiamson in the City net saved comfortably.
City were dominating possession, but the next shot on goal came from Lisa Robertson who hit a good effort from distance over the bar.
A Leanne Ross free kick from 30 yards cannoned off the post on 28 minutes to the relief of the Hibs players. Great counter attacking play from Evans and Lindner almost gave City a 2-0 lead, with Evans forcing a good save from Lynn low at her near post.
Just before half time, Evans had an opportunity to put City further ahead. Racing on to a through ball from Leanne Ross, the striker took a touch wide before shooting at the near post but Lynn got down well to save.
At the start of the second half, Emma Mitchell was almost through on goal after a Leanne Ross pass but Lynn raced off her line to smother well. The crowd thought Lindner had scored when she turned and shot at the edge of the box, but it hit the side netting. Moments later Leanne Ross had a shot just wide of the target as City put Hibs under increasing pressure at the back as they searched for that vital second goal.
City should have doubled their lead when a defensive mistake put Evans and Murray through, but the assistant blew for offside as Murray stroked the ball into the back of the empty net. Mitchell was next to try her luck from distance but her right foot shot went wide.
City did finally take a 2-0 lead when great play between Lindner and Evans saw Lindner back heel the ball to Evans before she placed a right foot shot into the bottom corner.
Evans should perhaps have made it three when she raced through on goal but shot high at Lynn who pulled off a good stop to palm the ball over the bar. Seconds after coming on as a substitute for Christie Murray, Danica Dalziel's first touch almost found the net as she powered her header from a corner towards goal, only to be cleared off the line by the Hibs player on the post.
City scored their third of the match through Evans, after some great City team play allowed Evans and Dalziel to link up brilliantly at the edge of the box to tear the Hibs defence apart and give Evans her second and City's third of the match.
(Report by Laura Montgomery)
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